Juan Carlos Tabío  

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Juan Carlos Tabío (1943 – 18 January 2021) was a Cuban film director and screenwriter. His film Strawberry and Chocolate (1994), which he co-directed with Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, won a Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival, and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has collaborated with director and close friend Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and actors Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz and Mirta Ibarra in several films.

His 2000 film, Lista de Espera, was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.


  • 2012 7 days in Havana
  • 2008 Horn of Plenty
  • 2003 Aunque estés lejos
  • 2000 Lista de Espera (Waiting List)
  • 1998 Enredando sombras (documentary)
  • 1998 Lorca en La Habana (TV short)
  • 1995 Guantanamera
  • 1994 El elefante y la bicicleta
  • 1993 Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)
  • 1988 Demasiado miedo a la vida o Plaff
  • 1987 La entrevista (short)
  • 1986 Dolly back (short)
  • 1984 Se permuta
  • 1975 Sonia Silvestre (short)
  • 1974 Chicho Ibáñez (documentary short)
  • 1974 Soledad Bravo (documentary short)
  • 1973 Miriam Makeba (short)


  • Juan-Navarro, Santiago. “Brecht en La Habana: autorrefencialidad, desfamiliarización y cine dentro del cine en la obra de Juan Carlos Tabío”. Le cinéma cubain: identité et regards de l’intérieur. Ed. Sandra Hernández. Nantes: Centre de Recherche sur les Identités Nationales et l´Interculturalité - Université de Nantes, 2006. 125-135. Leer artículo

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